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Old 05-15-2019, 08:38 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Silvercliffe and the Wet Mtn Valley is also a designated dark skies area. The town has worked with area ranchers to create and install lighting to minimize viewing interference for outside lighting sources.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted by waltcolorado View Post
I could see the milky way and a full sky of stars last night near Elevenmile state park..
Another great place is Blue Mesa Reservoir. Even when camped at their main campground, and even on a partly cloudy night with lightning flaring up miles away, the stargazing there was incredible. I need to go back there soon...

And west of Mesa Verde and Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument (in both CO and UT) offers wonderfully dark skies. I think that one is officially one of the Dark Skies parks.
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